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Friendship Jr High School

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4 stars

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Posted September 9, 2014

It has been proven that some of the teachers and staff in this school are prejudice. This is from personal experience of having two children of African American Decent in the school and dealing with the same school for over 12 years. It seems as if exceptions are made if you have the right skin color and it is sad that this day in age children even have to deal with this from so called teachers who are there to uplift and teach your children. My son was in all honors classes at this previous school now he has been labeled as needing special attention due to his inability to learn. Very odd that this could change in just 2 months
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2014

Friendship Jr High is a great school with great teachers and environment. This school offers accelerated programs as well as Summer Programs specially designed by the Principal, for all the students. My son and daughter both went to this school and loved being there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2014

I always felt safe having my kids attend this school and district. Great faculty, and well disciplined courses. They also offer students a more challenging environment with accelerated classes for Math, Reading, and Language Arts. Great junior high school for all students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

My child is new to this school and I am so happy I picked Friendship for him! The teachers are really involved with the students and they are willing to take that extra step. I do not worry anymore about fights anymore. Thank you Friendship!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2009

wondefful schoo.. great teachers and great opportunities for excelling. numerous after school activities wondeful school
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2008

A great school, I've learned much from going there, and they really prepared me for high school. High School actually seems easier than middle school. The teacher were very good on all points, and the student are very friendly and nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2008

Very good school, great teachers, students, etc. No side problems in drugs, bullies, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2008

it's the best school I have ever sent my kids to! 10 stars if I could!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2008

This is an excellent school. My child loves going to school here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2008

Friendship was an awesome school. They really helped the kids along and gave the correct punishments for the problems. A fight hardly broke out, and the hallways were clean and efficent. This school is a awesome school; No wonder they got the grant for the laptops


Posted February 1, 2008

This school has many different things to do after school and the staff is very helpful and nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2007

I am an 8th grader here. Most of the teachers are nice, but some aren't, including the assistant principals.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 29, 2007

I go to this school. It's ok, for school of course. The teachers are really nice and most of the students get along fairly well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2007

I love this school. I go there. I am a 8 greader. I have asome friends and the teachers are really nice
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students65%
Female67%
Male62%
Black33%
Asian78%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income53%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners11%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female69%
Male57%
Black58%
Asian68%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income55%
Not low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students57%
Female55%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income45%
Not low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female59%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income46%
Not low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners19%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female70%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income65%
Not low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners42%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students55%
Female53%
Male57%
Black25%
Asian81%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income39%
Not low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female66%
Male63%
Black50%
Asian74%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income54%
Not low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

26%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value table growth scores from the state of Illinois.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 40% 24%
White 38% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 4%
Black 5% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Des Plaines, IL 60018
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